Ray Keefe

Owner & President Lean Enterprise Strategies LLC.
UMSL Business – Supply Chain & Analytics Advisory Board


Ray Keefe is currently the owner and President of Lean Enterprise Strategies LLC.  Ray is recently retired from Emerson.  At Emerson, Ray was VP Manufacturing, responsible to initiate Emerson’s Lean Enterprise Journey.  In that role, he collaborated with global executives on Change Management, Education, and coaching the organization.  Ray and his team educated over 6,000 executives and professionals and developed over 1,000 Lean Champions.  He also initiated the Complexity Reduction initiative and the Demand Driven Supply Chain effort. 

Prior to Emerson, Ray was Director, Manufacturing Services for Eaton Corporation.  In that role, he and a team initiated Lean Manufacturing globally.  He also managed the Advanced Process Development team and the Automation Consultants.  Prior to Eaton, Ray ran the Operations of a healthcare distributor after several years on Operations Consulting in many different industries.  Ray is a graduate from Texas A&M University in Industrial Engineering.